Yoga therapy is the application of techniques and practices to help individuals facing health challenges at any level, manage their condition, reduce symptoms, restore balance, increase vitality, and improve overall health and attitude. Pain and injury can cause many other problems in the body such as digestive problems, muscle tension and even anxiety and depression.
Yoga Therapy focuses on individuals and small groups with any type of physical or emotional imbalance, including injury and trauma. A Yoga Therapy practice is specifically designed and created with compassion, to target the imbalance utilizing all of the tools of Yoga, a natural prescription. This can include poses, breathing, meditation, guided visualization, mantra, whatever practice is required for the individuals to manage their condition and get closer to a personal goal.
In addition, Yoga Therapists possess particular knowledge and understanding of common back conditions, as well as various other sports and other related injuries and health conditions and how to specifically treat them according to the student. Yoga stimulates the Autonomic Nervous System, by way of breath-centered movement and this helps to reduce chronic pain, calming the area of the brain which controls pain. The treatment may also include techniques to manage underlying psychological & physiological imbalances.
Yoga in general and Yoga Therapy is widely known for increasing overall health and an overall sense of well being.